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dropbear server: support -T max auth tries Add support for '-T n' for a run-time specification for maximum number of authentication attempts where 'n' is between 1 and compile time option MAX_AUTH_TRIES. A default number of tries can be specified at compile time using 'DEFAULT_AUTH_TRIES' which itself defaults to MAX_AUTH_TRIES for backwards compatibility. Signed-off-by: Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant <[email protected]>
author Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant <>
date Mon, 29 May 2017 10:25:09 +0100
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Dropbear for Debian

This package will attempt to setup the Dropbear ssh server to listen on
port 22.  If the OpenSSH server package ("openssh-server") is installed,
the file /etc/default/dropbear will be set up so that the server does not
start by default.

You can run Dropbear concurrently with OpenSSH 'sshd' by modifying
/etc/default/dropbear so that "NO_START" is set to "0", and changing the
port number that Dropbear runs on.  Follow the instructions in the file.

This package suggests you install the "openssh-client" package, which
provides the "ssh" client program, as well as the "/usr/bin/scp" binary
you will need to be able to retrieve files via SCP from a server running

See the Dropbear homepage for more information: